First Monday is a Republican Forum allowing members of the club to become acquainted with and participate in discussions with elected officials, candidates and party leaders.

Although the emphasis of the monthly meetings is to feature political speakers, First Monday frequently features individuals who discuss issues that will impact each of us.

First Monday is a Republican forum. We are open to any persons interested in learning more about the political process.

Deb Sofield
Deb Sofield
Jill Kintigh
Jill Kintigh
Paul Wickensimer
Paul Wickensimer

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First Monday is March 1, 2021

Please mark your calendar for our March 1st meeting. First Monday is pleased to talk trash with Marcia Papin the Greenville County Solid Waste Manager. This is going to be a great meeting...make your plans to come.

The Club is clean, and we will practice safe distancing like we did for our earlier meetings. Please consider inviting a friend to our meeting and make sure they make a reservation.

Stay Safe Friends... NOTE: the registration link will open one week before the meeting.

Remember our meeting begins at 12:00 and we're done by 1:00pm. Plan to come and bring a friend. If you need to cancel a reservation or add a guest please click Register Now and make your changes online by February 25, 2021 by 12:00 noon. After the close date you are responsible for payment.

First Monday meets at the Poinsett Club located on East Washington Street in historic downtown Greenville.

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Latest News

February, 1st, 2021

Speaker of the South Carolina House

The Honorable Jay Luas joined us a update on the agenda for the SC House this year. Teachers pay, Santee Cooper, the state of the state were a just a few of the items he discussed. Always a good speaker and friend of 1st Monday.

January, 4th, 2021

Dr. Oran Smith of the Palmetto Promise Institute

Great discussion about what is actually going on with Santee Cooper and how the SC ratepayers are being put in the middle of a boondoggle. Dr. Smith gave an overview and update on Santee Cooper and the failed V.C. Summer project and the billions of dollars wasted. For more information visit:

December, 7th, 2020

Discussion of Special Purpose Districts Sewer Consolidation

First Monday hosted our member and speaker Bob Knight, President of Public Strategy, a government relations and public policy firm, to speak about the history and to the conversation around the topic of the many Special Purpose Districts in our area and the County Council discussion about sewer consolidation.

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